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Grassroots Activism: Fighting for Clean Air in Michigan
Sierra Club activists and allies made the news in River Rouge, Michigan, last week for taking legal action against DTE Energy's more than 1,400 violations of the Clean Air Act at four coal plants.
"DTE's coal fleet is outdated and out of compliance, and southeast Michigan families deserve better than dirty air in our communities," said Patrick Geans, Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign organizer in Detroit.
Grassroots Activism: Offshore Wind Bill Passes in Maryland
A three-year campaign by the Sierra Club's Maryland Chapter has victory in its sights after the Maryland General Assembly gave final approval to send the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 to Governor Martin O'Malley for his signature.
"With all the door-knocking, hundreds of phone calls and handwritten letters, letters-to-the-editor, rallies, and town hall meetings, this year we were positioned to win," said Christine Hill, Sierra Club Maryland organizer.
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